PSC Renewal

PSC Certificate Renewal Program

Once the PSC designation is achieved, AASC requires all PSCs to participate in the renewal program in order to maintain the PSC designation. This ensures that PSCs maintain the highest professional standards and continue to receive additional training through continuing education. PSCs must meet the requirements below and submit evidence of professional development activities every three (3) years in order to maintain the PSC designation.

Renewal Guidelines

PSCs need to submit renewal documentation by the end of the third year following passage of the PSC exam. For example, if an individual successfully completed the PSC exam in 2023, s/he must submit their renewal application no later than 12/31/2026. In this example, only contact hours from 1/1/2024 through 12/31/2026 will be considered.  Submittal of the renewal application will be accepted any time during the third year once the below requirements are met.

To renew the PSC designation, AASC requires all PSC holders to:

  • Obtain 36 training contact hours (12 per year) including a minimum of 3 hours of ethics training every 3 years
  • Ethics requirement must have the word “ethics” in the objectives and/or in the course title
  • Be an AASC member in good standing

 


 
 

 

  1. Begin by downloading the renewal application.
  2. Create the PSC renewal invoice by clicking above.
  3. Lastly, refer to the above Sample Application for completing all the required information.

A renewal application must be completed in full and submitted for review. (See the Sample Application for reference above.)   Email your completed PSC Renewal Application to Therese Foust.

Contact hours need to be earned at official training programs with established learning objectives.

Please note – Employer-specific training will not be accepted for PSC renewals. All other employer training will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for consideration.

Generate the PSC Renewal invoice above and submit for payment.  Payment needs to be received and processed by AASC before final approval of the renewal application.

Not meeting the requirements of the PSC Renewal Program results in an expiration of the PSC designation. However, reinstatement may be requested, with documentation of 36 training contact hours (including 3 hours of ethics training) submitted.

The Renewal Application can be submitted after the date due, but additional fees apply as follows:

  • 0–6 months lapsed: $50
  • 7–12 months lapsed: $100
  • 13–17 months lapsed: $200
  • 18 or more months expired: The AASC Professional Development Advisory Committee will determine what steps the expired PSC needs to take in order to get reinstated and become current.  Please contact AASC for information.

Both non-members and those who do not meet or follow the renewal guidelines will NOT be designation holders and the program is then considered a certificate program only. As such, you will not be permitted to present as a PSC and cannot use the letters of the designation behind your name (i.e. Jane Doe, PSC) on business cards, email signatures, LinkedIn, resumes, etc., or receive PSC designee discounts and benefits.